Roethlisberger: ‘My idea’ for pay cut, sees Steelers as special, overlooked

PITTSBURGH — When the Steelers lost in the playoffs 48-37 to the Browns in Jan., the first question for Pittsburgh’s offseason was whether Ben Roethlisberger would return for another season to play at 39-years old in 2021.

The team was strapped with a tough salary cap situation that required several re-worked contracts of the Steelers’ higher paid players to be able to keep certain players that were important for the team’s hopes next season. Roethlisberger taking a $5 million pay cut was chief among those adjustments.

Now Roethlisberger is back with the team working at their training facility at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex as the team begins its second week of OTAs Tuesday.

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